Caulfield Park

Caulfield Park is Glen Eira's largest park and, understandably, also the most popular. Its design reflects the history of the park, and its diverse array of facilities support its status as a major hub for a plethora of activities within Glen Eira. 


  • Basketball ring

  • BBQ Facilities

  • Birdie golf cage

  • Dogs – off leash

  • Dogs – on leash

  • Toilets

  • Walking Path

  • Playground

  • Rotunda or picnic shelter

  • Tables

  • Seating

  • Fitness station

  • Bandstand

  • Netball ring

  • Cricket nets

  • Multi-purpose hit up wall

  • Tennis club

  • Lawn bowls club

  • Lake

  • Function room

Caulfield Park features:

  • three playgrounds
  • seven sports ovals
  • three pavilions (including community rooms for hire)
  • sports training facilities
  • outdoor fitness equipment
  • public toilets
  • chess tables
  • extensive amounts of open space
  • a relaxing lake with resident feathery friends

The Hawthorn and Balaclava Road corner of the park features a series of bronze statues titled The Paper Boy, Mother and Child and Climbing Boys. Completed by sculptor Phillip J Cannizzo in 1980, there's a rumour that one of the statues is dedicated to a paper boy who was killed on the corner.


The size of Caulfield Park allows for the inclusion of a variety of play facilities. This includes 3 separate playground areas.

Park Crescent Playground

Park Crescent playground is located at the eastern end of the park along Park Crescent. The extensive play opportunities within this area cater to a wide variety of user interest, including:

  • popular long slide
  • ladders
  • telescope
  • educational panels
  • musical equipment
  • springers
  • slides
  • tunnels
  • climbing frames
  • swings
  • balancing elements.

There are public toilets nearby to this playground, as well as a modified basketball court and a modified football oval with goal posts.

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Aviary Gardens Playground

The Aviary Gardens playground is situated midway along the Inkerman Road boundary of the park. This playground includes lower level and interactive equipment, including:

  • music desk
  • swings
  • springers
  • various ladders
  • slides.

The playground is situated close to a native garden that is a habitat for local birds, perfect for a spot of bird watching as they feed from the bird bath. 

There are public toilets nearby to this playground.

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Sensory Playground

The sensory playground is located internal to Caulfield Park, between the lake and the bowls club. This playground features:

  • ABC maze
  • accessible pathways
  • sensory experiences with different textures, light, shadows, and sounds.

For tips on finding all the letters in the ABC sensory maze download our Maze Map [PDF 834 Kb] 

You can let your imagination run wild at this playground but if you are stuck for game ideas, why not try some of these suggestions?

  • find all the letters, starting at A and ending at Z
  • run to a letter and call out the sound it makes
  • spell out your name by running to each letter
  • count how many letters are purple in colour
  • count how many letters are yellow in colour
  • play Hide and Seek
  • play I Spy
  • play shop using the letters V or G as a shop counter
  • What is the biggest letter?
  • What is the smallest letter?
  • sing the ABC song while playing the drums
  • find the letter that looks like a circle.

There are public toilets nearby to this playground.

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Picnic shelters and BBQs

There are a variety of picnic shelters and facilities, including BBQs, throughout Caulfield Park. The following picnic shelters within Caulfield Park can be booked for your next social gathering or celebration: 

  • Park Crescent Rotunda — located next to Park Crescent playground, featuring picnic tables and providing access to BBQ facilities and public toilets
  • Aviary Gardens Rotunda — located along Inkerman Road next to the Aviary Gardens playground, featuring picnic tables and providing access to BBQ facilities and a public toilet

The bridges near the lake as well as the band stand are also available for bookings and are heavily used for weddings and other formal celebrations.

Book and reserve a picnic shelter or outdoor event

To book or find more information visit our Picnic Shelter and Outdoor Events Booking page

Active recreation

The extensive sports ground areas available for activities at Caulfield Park commonly host cricket, soccer and lacrosse, as well as provide opportunities for personal trainers and dog exercising. In addition, there are many facilities that have been constructed for active recreation, which include:

  • Double-sided tennis hit up wall
  • Golf birdie cage
  • Modified basketball courts (1 located along Inkerman Road, 1 near Park Crescent playground)
  • Cricket training nets
  • Outdoor fitness equipment (located around the perimeter path).

Did you know? Caulfield Park is home to Maccabi FC, Caulfield Lacrosse Club, Caulfield Park Social Soccer, Caulfield Cricket Club and Maccabi Ajax Junior Cricket Club.

Dog off-leash information

  • There is a large portion of Caulfield Park that is designated as an off-leash area. Specifically, this area encompasses the 6 sporting grounds in the centre of the park.
  • The Hawthorn Road end and the Park Crescent end are both on-leash areas.
  • Dogs must be on-leash within 20 metres of barbecues and picnic areas, children’s playgrounds, sports and recreation facilities, both public and sporting events (includes set up and take down), and any Park maintenance activities.
  • Dogs are not permitted within fenced playgrounds and sports and recreation facilities including the cricket nets and golf birdie cage.

Learn more about dog walking in Glen Eira

Venue hire

The community room and meeting room at Caulfield Park Pavilion is available for hire.